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£15 1686 Monomotapa Mutapa People Mallet Ref: 2684gu
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10x16 cm
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PLES DE MONOMOTAPA
Copper engraving produced by Alain Manneson Mallet for his Description de L'Univers... first published Paris, Denys Thierry, 1683 with re-issues until the early 1700's.

An African kingdom in Zimbabwe which expanded to Mozambique variously referred to as the Mutapa Empire, Mwenemutapa, Mwene (or Munhu) we Mutapa [Shona], and Monomotapa [Portuguese].

From a German issue [c.1686]. Hand coloured. 

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